Who better to give cooking advice than famous chefs? Recipes4theWeek took some of the best cooking advice from some of the most famous chefs and put them all together in this article. From their lips to your kitchen.
1. The Chef: Jon Shook
Known for: Los Angeles Chef and Owner of 5+ restaurants. Winner of James Beard Award for Best Chef: West 2016. Partners with Vinny Dotolo.
Advice: “Go out to eat a lot. It’s important to see what others are cooking. It trains and develops your palate, and also offers inspiration.” – Jon Shook
2. The Chef: Emeril Lagasse
Known for: American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author.
Advice: Spice it up. The chef suggests mixing up your own custom dry blend. Combine your fave spices, such as garlic, onion and basil, and keep it in a small container in your kitchen. Bam–your own signature concoction!
3. The Chef: Alice Waters
Known for: American chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine.
Advice: “Always shop first. Go to the farmers’ market and let the ingredients tell you what to cook—the better the ingredients, the easier it is to make something delicious.”
4. The Chef: Richard Blais
Known for: Restaurateur and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars
Advice: “A spoon is necessary for plating, tasting, and everything in between. I find my spoons in antique shops. They have to be deep-welled and have character.”
5. The Chef: Vinny Dotolo
Known for: Los Angeles Chef and Owner of 5+ restaurants. Winner of James Beard Award for Best Chef: West 2016. Partners with Jon Shook.
Advice: “Have fun. Take notes. Listen more than you talk. Travel. Spend all of your money eating food that you’re interested in. It will pay you back 100 times over.”